The Overseas collection represents an authentic invitation to set sail on a fascinating journey, and the two new references feature a deep blue dial bearing luminescent hands and hour-markers serving to ensure optimal readability in all circumstances.
The Overseas simple date and Overseas Dual Time watches come in an elegant 42 mm-diameter steel case with a screw-lock crown and bear the identity codes of Vacheron Constantin’s sporty and technical line launched in 1996: powerful, flowing lines, a bezel inspired by the brand-emblem Maltese Cross and a caseback engraved with the famous Amerigo Vespucci three-mast ship.
The Overseas simple date (Ref. 47040/000A-9008) houses self-winding Caliber 1226 SC, powering hours, minutes and central seconds hands, as well an aperture-type date display.
Meanwhile, the Overseas Dual Time (Ref. 47450/000A-9039) is equipped with self-winding Caliber 1222 SC which, along with the hours, minutes, central seconds and aperture-type date, also drives a dual-time display with day/night indication as well as a power-reserve indication.
The movements beat at 28,800 vibrations/hour and have around 40 hours of power reserve. They are protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron case integrated within the case itself, and are water-resistant to 15 bar (approximately 150 metres).
The Overseas simple date and Overseas Dual Time models are issued in respective limited editions of 350 and 300 and delivered with two dark blue straps - one in vulcanised rubber and the other in Mississipiensis alligator leather- equipped with a triple-blade and double-pusher folding clasp.